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A guide for parents of students with Autism containing information and links to resources for high school and beyond.
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Local Chapters

Autism Society chapters are your best source of information and support. Most chapters are volunteer-led by parents, care providers and other professionals. The Autism Society has chapters in nearly every state reaching out to individuals with autism and their families with information, support, and encouragement.

Contact an Arizona Autism Society chapter.

Visit Autism Source to find local doctors, service providers and other useful resources in your area.

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Arizona Center for Disability Law

*Please note that in the context of Special Education Law, an "advocate" differs from an attorney in several ways. By definition, an "advocate" is one that supports or promotes the interests of another while an "attorney" is a practitioner in a court of law who is legally qualified to prosecute and defend actions in such court on behalf of his or her clients. Although both may be able to help with your legal situation, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) only attorney's fees are recoverable to families prevailing in lawsuits. This delineation was the outcome of the Supreme Court's decision in Arlington Central School District Board of Education v. Murphy, 548 U.S. 291 (2006). There is currently legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reverse this outcome (the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act, HR 434).

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Public Policy

Become an advocate! Learn about current U.S. Legislation and take action.

Find your legislators:


2008 State Autism Profiles - Arizona

Arizona Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

The mission of the Arizona Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities is to work in partnership with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through systems change, advocacy and capacity-building activities that promote independence, choice and the ability of all individuals to pursue their own dreams.

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Autism Waiver

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

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Department of Education- Exceptional Student Services

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Community Resources

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

SARRC's mission is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. SARRC undertakes self-directed research, serves as a satellite site for national and international projects, and provides up-to-date information, training and assistance to families and professionals about autism. Through integrative research, educational outreach, model programs and collaborative initiatives, SARRC sets forth, promotes and facilitates best practices for early intervention and the long-term care of individuals with ASDs.

Raising Special Kids

Raising Special Kids is a non-profit organization of families helping families of children with disabilities and special health needs. All programs and services are provided to families free of charge at all ages and stages of a child's development.

Arizona Autism Support

Arizona Autism Support is a resource and online community for Arizonans facing an autism diagnosis in their family.

Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities

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